Solution Provider Examines the Business Case for Composable Infrastructure
NEW YORK, April 4, 2017 – Organizations of every size in every vertical market are grappling with one universal challenge today: Defining what “digital transformation” means to them and mapping a strategy that is flexible and dynamic enough to achieve it while simultaneously supporting their current business model. Three significant issues are at the heart of this need for change: (1) The traditional, legacy computing infrastructures most organizations have in place are simply not agile enough to meet today’s fast-paced business demands; (2) organizations are increasingly developing their own applications in house, yet legacy infrastructure cannot keep pace with development efforts; and (3) today’s business users have consumer-like expectations for the availability of IT services that is putting significant pressure on IT. While there’s no single solution that will work for every organization, Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), says composable infrastructure may provide an answer for many.
“What businesses need is a single solution that can address today’s bimodal IT model on the same platform at the same time – and composable infrastructure can do that,” says Perry Szarka, Solution Architect, Logicalis US. “One of the most significant advancements in this area that we have seen is HPE’s Synergy, a composable infrastructure that brings together software-defined compute resources, software-defined storage and software-defined networking into a homogenous package with a single management interface. By completely abstracting the hardware, Synergy delivers the necessary compute, memory, storage and networking resources to accommodate individual applications automatically, without the involvement of multiple IT personnel.”
“When properly implemented, a solution like Synergy can help propel an organization forward in its digital transformation, making it a truly service-defined enterprise. The key, however, is in determining if composable infrastructure is the best way to meet the business’ needs,” says Brett Anderson, Senior Director, HPE Solutions, Logicalis US. “To help our clients decide, Logicalis first develops a thorough understanding of the client’s business, then provides a deep level of consulting, application rationalization, and an analysis of what is working and what isn’t so they know where their own gaps exist. No matter who the solution provider is, this should all be taking place before any decisions about infrastructure are made. You have to start with the vision so you know where you are going and can map the best route to get there.”
Sometimes thought of as “software-defined in a box,” a composable infrastructure virtualizes the entire compute environment and manages its resources as if they were services. This makes a composable infrastructure both flexible and agile enough to deliver true digital transformation, yet allows IT to continue to manage legacy applications from within a single architecture. While this may seem like an answer to all of an IT pros’ headaches, Logicalis’ experts warn there is no silver bullet. To help CIOs decide if a composable infrastructure may be right for their organization, Logicalis suggests asking the following five questions.
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Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes.
Our customers cross industries and geographical regions; our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers’ vertical markets including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and to apply the skills of our 4,000 employees in modernizing key digital pillars, data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernization.
We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world’s leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the LSE, with revenues of over $6.5 billion.
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